Monthly Archives: February 2013

Benito Pursues New Recreational Activity

Submitted by: Jocelyn and Scott Beehler (on behalf of the Disc Golf Committee) Frisbee golf is a relatively new and upcoming sport in the province of Manitoba. It is played with Frisbees or discs. A group of volunteers (Disc Golf Committee) is pursuing the installation of an 18-hole course in Benito this spring/summer. Disc golf [...]

2013/02/28Local Interest

Village Of Bowsman Minutes – January 16, 2013

Minutes of Regular Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on January 16, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman and Courtney Densen (via speaker phone). DELEGATIONS 8:15 Stan Giles — Maintenance Report CALL TO ORDER ADOPTION OF AGENDA 1. Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman; RESOLVED THAT the [...]

2013/02/27Local Interest

Library Travel Night: Ireland & Dublin – March 19, 2013

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles North West Regional Library Tuesday March 19, 2013 7:30pm Join us at the library for a pictorial talk on Northern Ireland and Dublin. Presented by: Jayne Leadbeater

2013/02/27Local Interest

Hockey Manitoba Midget A Provincials – March 8-10, 2013

Submitted by: Della McKay Swan River Midgets are hosting: Hockey Manitoba Midget A Provincials March 8-10, 2013 There are 7 teams attending from around MB. Come out and cheer on our midget hockey boys!! Click here for a schedule of games.

2013/02/27Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Weekend Summary: Feb. 22-25, 2013

Swan River RCMP Weekend Summary | Feb 22, 2013 at 4 pm to Feb 25, 2013 at 2 am Snow mobile collision: Reported – Feb 23, 2013 at about 7 pm Location – near Cowan, MB Dispatched – Swan River RCMP & Swan River Fire Dept – 42 year old male from Bowsman, MB was [...]

2013/02/26Local Interest

Swan Valley Human Library – March 21, 22 and 23, 2013

Swan Valley Human Library Meet Your Neighbour Swan River Northwest Regional Library March 21 (1pm – 4pm) March 21 (7pm – 9pm) March 22 (1pm – 4pm) March 23 (11am – 3pm) WHAT IS A HUMAN LIBRARY? A place to meet your neighbour, have fun and tell your story and/or listen to someone else’s. HOW [...]

2013/02/26Local Interest

Questions Answered at Rec & Wellness Virtual Tour

Submitted by: June McKenzie A very interested crowd was able to get first hand view of the “inside” during the Virtual Tour of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre on Feb 21 at the North-West Regional Library. Click any picture for a larger version. Phyl Friesen provided welcoming remarks. A lively discussion took place. Some [...]

2013/02/26Local Interest

Hillsview Hike for Wellness & Health – April 1, 2013

Submitted by: Kathy Highmoor The Hillsview Hike will be taking place Mon. April 1, 2013 It is a celebration of wellness and health – spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. The hike begins at Bowsman Ynited Church with a Pancake Breakfast. Hike will leave the Church at 9am and travel south to Swan River. Refreshments and [...]

2013/02/26Local Interest

Positive Choices Reinforced by Hilarious Presentation

Submitted by: Jessica Lacasse, Health Promotion Coordinator, Prairie Mountain Health The Youth Empowerment Forum was a great success. Many positive remarks have been shared about Matt Bellace as a speaker, comedian and a professional. The Grade 7&8 event hosted 240 students. They enjoyed a great day and thought Dr. Bellace was an engaging and hilarious [...]

2013/02/25Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Assault in Pine River

RCMP Media Release: On Friday, February 22, 2013 at about 10:00 p.m, Parkland Area RCMP were called through 911 to a residence in Pine River to a complaint of a distraught male. Police attended and located a 16-year-old male at his residence. The youth told police he had stabbed a 37-year-old male who had since [...]

2013/02/25Local Interest

Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby – March 16, 2013

Submitted by: Bowsman Lions Club The Bowsman, Minitonas and Swan River Lions Clubs proudly present the 16th annual Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, March 16,2012 12:00 Noon to 3pm Whitefish Lake $10,000 First Prize An additional $10,000 in additional Prizes, Raffles and Gifts Advance Tickets: (prior to 5pm March 15) $40 for Adults [...]

2013/02/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 19, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, and Sakal present. Public Hearing: Zoning By-Law Amendment Public Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose [...]

2013/02/24Local Interest

UCN Open House & Trades Exploration – February 28, 2013

Submitted by: Lindsay Cook UCN will be hosting an Open House & Trades Exploration Thurs. February 28, 2013 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Swan River UCN Regional Centre 1485 – 3rd Street North Come visit us and learn about… • Kenanow Bachelor of Education – After Degree • Early Childhood Education • Carpentry • Business [...]

2013/02/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Discusses Shoplifting

Submitted by: Wayne Grier Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 3M (Monthly Member Mixer) meeting on February 19 was well attended with 27 people in attendance. Click for a larger version of the picture. Our Guest Speaker from the RCMP gave a presentation on Shoplifting in our community. The Chamber of Commerce is very concerned with [...]

2013/02/22Local Interest

Cartoons on Ice in Minitonas – March 1, 2013

Submitted by: Minitonas Figure Skating Club The Minitonas Figure Skating Club Presents Cartoons on Ice Fri. March 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm Doors open at 6:45 pm Adults $4.00 Students (5yr+) $2.00

2013/02/21Local Interest

Feast, Fiddles and Dancing at Legion Club Room

Submitted by: Les Rosteski A delicious supper of roast stuffed pork loin was served by Reg Jacobson and staff to sixty people at the Legion Club Room on February 16, 2013. The fiddle contest followed: Thank you to all the competitors, a big thank you to the judges George Woodley and Sandy McKay. Thank you [...]

2013/02/20Local Interest

34th Annual Bellsite Poker Derby – February 24, 2013

Submitted by: Brian Dawson Bellsite Community Centre and North Mountain Riders Snowmobile Club would like to invite you to: 34th Annual Bellsite Poker Derby Sun. February 24, 2013 A Scenic Mountain Route, Groomed Snow Pass Trail that can be seen at www.northmountainriders.com REGISTRATION: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM FEE: DRIVERS $15.00 (3 POKER HANDS) (You must be [...]

2013/02/20Local Interest

Federal Funding for Swan Valley Farmers’ Market

Canada’s Economic Action Plan Media Release | Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Swan Valley Farmers’ Market under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). “Our Government is pleased to support infrastructure projects across [...]

2013/02/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmer’s Market AGM – February 28, 2013

Submitted by: Yoenne Ewald | Swan Valley Farmers Market will be holding their Annual General Meeting Thurs. February 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm MAFRI Board Room (120 6th Ave N). Refreshments & Door Prizes! All members and newcomers WELCOME!

2013/02/20Local Interest

Rec & Wellness Centre Virtual Tour – February 21, 2013

Submitted by: June McKenzie A Virtual Tour of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre will be presented: Thurs. February 21, 2013 7:30 pm Swan River Library A 40 minute DVD produced by Kevin Penner. David Poole of Tower Engineering will lead you on this informative tour of pool construction and highlights. Committee members will be [...]

2013/02/19Local Interest

Minitonas Time & Talent Auction Raises over $30,000

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk In a awesome show of community spirit, the community members of Minitonas and surrounding area and local businesses came together to support the Minitonas and District Arena on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. The evening started with an appetizer and cocktail hour with viewing of [...]

2013/02/18Local Interest

Your Teen – Positive Choices – February 20, 2013

Submitted by: Beverley Polon Supporting Your Teen in Making Positive Choices February 20, 2013 7:00 pm Veteran’s Hall Nationally-renowned Speaker! No Cost! As a clinical psychologist and stand-up comedian, Dr. Bellace uses humor to convey his very powerful message—we need to support young people in both words and actions. One of the most challenging times [...]

2013/02/18Local Interest

Hillsview Has Talent – An Entertaining Afternoon

Submitted by Wade Dale | What a wonderful way to spend your Sunday afternoon listening and enjoying the talents God has given to the some of the members of The Hillsview Pastoral Charge. With Rev. Kathy Highmoor as MC for the afternoon talent, she got the ball rolling . Gordon Jerffery is always a crowd [...]

2013/02/17Local Interest

Chamber of Commerce AGM – March 20, 2013

Submitted by: Wayne Grier | Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Wed. March 20, 2013 Cocktails 6:00 Supper 6:30 Catered by MADOCO Meeting to Follow The AGM will take place at MADOCO or Legion Room Community Hall (Dependant on # of Guests) This is a fine dining 3 Course served supper format catered by MADOCO. [...]

2013/02/16Local Interest

85th Annual Ladies Bonspiel – March 15, 16, 17, 2013

Swan River Ladies Curling Club 85th Annual Bonspiel March 15, 16, 17, 18, 2013 $140.00 per rink Banquet and Entertainment Saturday Night Prizes; 4 Events; 4 Games Guaranteed 1st Draw Friday at 4:00 pm To Enter Contact: Kari Goethe (204) 734-5719 or mail entries to: Box 345 Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 Cheques payable to: [...]

2013/02/15Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fire at Chen’s Restaurant

RCMP Media Release | On February 13, 2013 just after 11:00 pm the Swan River RCMP, the Swan River Fire Dept, and soon the Minitonas Fire Dept were dispatched to a fire inside of Chen’s Restaurant in Swan River, Manitoba. A passerby had heard what sounded like a fire alarm, approached the building and saw [...]

2013/02/14Local Interest

Chamber of Commerce 3M – February 19, 2013

Submitted by: Wayne Grier | The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 3 M Meeting (Monthly Member Mixer) Tues. February 19th, 2013 5:30 -7:30 pm The Super 8 Motel Free Appetizers/Cash Bar Questions and Answers on Shop Lifting Issues. Our Guest presenter will be a representative from the RCMP. This is an opportunity [...]

2013/02/13Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – February 6, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of February, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Windsor Delegations: Merv Leslie – Town Public Works 1. W. Robb [...]

2013/02/13Local Interest

Vegetarian Cooking Class – March 11, 2013

Submitted by: Linda McCullough | A Vegetarian Cooking Class was held at the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church on February 11, 2013. Cooking demonstrations done by Donna Leming, Linda Ogram and Linda McCullough. Click picture for a larger version. Recipes featuring quinoa in a salad, burgers and casseroles were demonstrated and samples served to 16 [...]

2013/02/11Local Interest

Legion Valentine Fiddling & Jigging – February 16, 2013

Submitted by: Les Rosteski Legion Club Room Swan River Valentine Supper Fiddle and Jigging Contest Saturday, February 16, 2013 Valentine Supper $15 a Ticket – Advance tickets only Fiddle and Jigging Contest 7:00 pm, after Valentine Supper Dance and Open Mic Music by Country Sound, after the contests. If you want to play or sing [...]

2013/02/11Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – January 24, 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th, 2013 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 –___________ 4 – Nelson Rusk 2 – Stephen Nadolney 5 – Wayne Stockford 3 – Dane Guignion 6 – Bert [...]

2013/02/09Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – February 5th, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, and Sakal present. Councillor Delaurier was absent. Delegations: Swan Valley Farmer’s Market Coop represented by Yoenne Ewald – requesting financial support to assist [...]

2013/02/08Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – January 9, 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2013 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Debbie Soloway 4 – Nelson Rusk 2 – Stephen Nadolney 5 – Wayne Stockford 3 – Dane Guignion 6 [...]

2013/02/07Local Interest

Minitonas Arena Banquet & Auction – February 16, 2013

Submitted by: Sean Baskier The Minitonas & District Arena will be holding a Time & Talent Auction and Banquet Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Minitonas Town Hall 5:30 pm Appetizers/Cocktails & viewing of Auction Items 6:30 pm Supper 8:00 pm Auction SOLD OUT Tickets $25 Available from any Board Member Click Here for a [...]

2013/02/05Local Interest

Friends for Grandmothers of Africa Present Novel

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | Members of Friends for Grandmothers of Africa presented two copies of the novel Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton to the library on January 31, 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. In Chanda’s Secrets, Allan Stratton vividly brings to life the harsh realities a teenaged girl exoeriences from poverty [...]

2013/02/04Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – January 16, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of January, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. [...]

2013/02/02Local Interest

Fields of Jubilee Celebrated

Submitted by: Dale Buhler | A Harvest celebration for the Fields of Jubilee took place on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Knox United Church in Minitonas. Click any picture for a larger version. Approximately 35 people attended to be informed and updated on the local Fields of Jubilee project, and also to hear a [...]

2013/02/01Local Interest